Game 103, 2016

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

It’ll be the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (9-7, 3.25 ERA) against the D-Backs’ Zack Godley (3-1, 5.88 ERA) in the first game of a three-game series which ends the Dodgers’ home stand. Maeda had a poor outing against the Arizona team on July 17, giving up five runs in only 4 1/3 innings. His last time out against the Cardinals, however, he gave up only two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings and got the win. Godley has been on a bus between Reno and Phoenix all year; he got his first road win last time out against the Reds despite giving up five runs on ten hits over 5 2/3 in that game.

Puig is still not in the lineup but there’s nothing on Twitter about placing him on the DL, so who knows?

Here’s a picture I never expected to see:

Jon has the story.


81 thoughts on “Game 103, 2016

  1. Nats go up 2-zip in the 3rd. Nats are throwing that rookie that we clobbered earlier in July, when Chase sent his first big league pitch over the wall. He didn’t look all that bad, hope he isn’t today.

    • Arrieta did a bit better, particularly for a guy who came into the game with ERA 6.14 in his previous 5 starts.

  2. Filibusteros trade Melancon to Nats (they are in Milwaukee, someone get that guy on a plane away!).

    • Well, if he can’t make it in 45 minutes, you have to question his commitment.

        • It’s worth mentioning that Gnúgñez, the Gnats’ prize deadline acquisition, rushed to make last night’s game in time to K to end it.

  3. I am proud of the way this team has rallied after the devastating news about Kershaw, not to mention all the other injuries. Here is where I think Dave Roberts shines – the clubhouse seems tight and their camaraderie strong and positive. Dare I say, grit is present?!?!

    • Grant’s at his best when the Gnats lose (by the way, Hendley, is a prominent public figure proof-reading your entries?).

  4. Okay, I went to sleep with a 3-0 lead, then must have traveled through a worm hole or something, only to see the final was 9-7. Also, a bases loaded triple play could not have happened to a better team.

  5. We win! Just got back from a backyard visit with our neighbours and see I missed out on one of the wilder victories of the year.

  6. I have to say, I can’t wait to read Grant Brisbee tomorrow, after the Bases loaded nobody out triple play against the Gnats.

    • Just saw their game thread. Ugly. Our taking the lead coincided with the triple play.

  7. Ok , just about the time that we scored 5 runs to take the the lead was put up in Phone Booth, Crawford hits into a triple play with the bases loaded. What a moment in time!

  8. This is a long inning (hope it goes longer) Update, Vin says it was an hour an fifteen minutes worth of inning.

  9. Scherzer settling down, though his pitch count (82) is a bit high for five innings.

  10. Tonight, at least, we can applaud Daniel Murphy. Nats lead Gnats 3-1 after 4-1/2.

  11. DREAMS, BY FLEETWOOD MAC …. (emphasis mine–I’ve always found that line special)

    Now here you go again, you say
    You want your freedom
    Well who am I to keep you down
    It’s only right that you should
    Play the way you feel it
    But listen carefully to the sound
    Of your loneliness
    Like a heartbeat drives you mad
    In the stillness of remembering what you had
    And what you lost, and what you had, and what you lost

    Thunder only happens when it’s raining
    Say women they will come and they will go
    When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know

    Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
    I keep my visions to myself, it’s only me
    Who wants to wrap around your dreams and,
    Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?
    Dreams of loneliness,
    Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
    In the stillness of remembering, what you had,
    And what you lost and what you had and what you lost

    Thunder only happens when it’s raining
    Women, they will come and they will go
    When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know